Thursday, September 28, 2006

If you want an example ...

... of how ideas can be treated in a newspaper in a way that is "more substantive than sound bites and cliches" read Bryan Appleyard's article on Ian Hacking's Rewriting the Soul that Bryan links to in this post: Metabolic Syndrome and the Human Condition.

"Hacking is engaged with science not as a generalised force, but as a specific activity. He shows that philosophical imagination and analysis has much to teach science. His withering analysis of the incompetent uses of statistics in psychology should be required reading for every over-confident science student. Scientists currently need philosophers more than philosophers need scientists. "

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